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Undergraduate students

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Student prizes

The Department currently awards three prizes for undergraduate students.

  • BA Psychoanalytic Studies/BA Therapeutic Care First Year Student Prize

    This will be for the student who receives the highest overall essay marks in the first year of their degree, and also meets the following conditions:

    1. One piece of work must be at 1st Class level;
    2. The year grade overall must be at least at 2.1 level;
    3. The decision would be made by the summer exam board.

    The prize would be available from the time the student registers for the autumn term of the second year.

  • The Hannah Curtis Prize

    This prize is awarded for the best BA Therapeutic Communication and Therapeutic Organisations long essay mark (PA213, long essay mark not overall module mark).

  • The Kegerreis Prize

    This prize is awarded to the student with the best overall mark on BA (Hons) Therapeutic Communication and Therapeutic Organisations. profile of marks.

Masters students

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Student prizes

The Department currently awards three prizes.

  • Paul Ford Memorial Prize

    This prize is awarded to the best (dissertation mark) in MA Psychoanalytic Studies (PA981).

  • The Sigmund Freud Memorial Student Prize

    This prize, generously donated by Paterson Marsh Associates on behalf of Sigmund Freud Copyrights, is awarded annually to the student who completes the MA Psychoanalytic Studies with a distinction and the best overall profile of marks.

  • The David Holt Prize

    This prize, generously donated by Mrs Edith Holt, the widow of distinguished Jungian analyst David Holt, is awarded annually to the student who completes the MA Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies with a distinction and the best overall profile of marks.

Research students

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Research Student Blog

The Research Student Blog helps you to communicate with other research students, posing questions to staff, or receiving occasional messages and information. It can be developed, expanded, modified however you wish. As well as having discussions you can upload pictures or texts. It is particularly useful for distance learners as a way of making your voice heard in the PPS research community.

  • Access the blog - log in and you'll be directed to PA922 - PPS Research Student Blog.

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